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from san francisco. >> reporter: for five months in 2008, same-sex couples in california could marry legally. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples challenged prop 8, both the state supreme court and the federal ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters of same-sex marriage were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. therese stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. in many ways, this is bad news for you. >> it's bad news in the sense that if we had-- if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages very quickly within a few days, again, not only in san francisco but all over california. >> reporter: opponents of same- sex marriage say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters, defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast majority of states, four out of five states, the people have chose on the either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stake with traditional
the city of san francisco. sitting over bait but not over the land mass. oakland, you are getting rainfall. lafayette, heavy rainfall for you, concord, pleasant hill. san ramon, alamo, we are getting a little bit of a break along 101 along santa rosa. a little bit of a break from the rainfall. computer forecast model predicting how much rain we see. another 346 inches of rainfall for those of you watching in pleasanton and san francisco, nearly an inch in san raphael. all of this rain really beginning to add up. i just added up the latest totals. sfo, we had more than 5 1/2. last december through christmas, 1.2. if you are a skier, you love. this another 8 to 16 inches of snow at our skiresorts in the
out power and toppled trees in san francisco. >> thankfully this didn't hurt anybody but it could be a lot worse. >> staying dry. >> thanks to you. >> where are you staying tonight? >> tonight, down the street. >> reporter: sister libby fernandez expects to help about a thousand people at this homeless center in sacramento with dry clothes and ponchos. >> this is weird because the weather's usually good here. >> the rivers are high, they're flooding. many of our homeless guests are camped out in the river areas. maurnice huff and her 12-year- old daughter have lived in their car since she lost her job. when you here in the car you're looking out at the rain like this -- wishing i had an apartment, especially for my baby. >> reporter: the shelter closes before dark so the staff is trying to find them hotel room vouchers. there's only so many vouchers. >> i know. >> reporter: you think you'll get one tonight? >> i'm praying. >> reporter: about an hour's drive from here sheriff's deputies are asking residents in low-lying areas to move to higher ground before the next storm hits late
, but it will take "curiosity" a year to get there. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> pelley: now a curiosity among earth rocks. this is the largest-known cut aqua marine. it's going on display in its new home at the smithsonian in washington. 14 inches all the, five pounds. the gem comes from brazil. it was donated by a florida couple. the duchess of cambridge is in a royal family way. her story is next. next on cbs 5 >>> finally tonight, ever since william and kate said "i will," everyone has been wondering when they would -- have a baby, that is. mark phillips is in london with great expectations. >> reporter: judging from the way she was hopping around playing field hockey at her old school last week, kate the duchess of cambridge did not seem either pregnant or unwell. but now it's official. she's both. the royal family was forced to announce the pregnancy earlier than it would have liked because kate at less than 12 weeks pregnant has been admitted to this london hospital with an acute form of morning sickness, a condition obstetricians like daghni rajasinghm say is uncomfor
in his home south of san francisco. >> if you ask a golfer why he needs 15 clubs when you get away with seven he'll tell you, well, certain shots i like to use that other putter. >> you can kill someone with a golf club but it's hard to kill 20 people in a couple seconds with golf clubs. >> look, the right to firearms, the civil right to firearms is dangerous, and that's why it's a right. this is not something free or easy. there will always be people who misuse their rights. >> reporter: the ar-15 is often called the barbie doll rifle because it has so many accessories. >> you can buy one and a lot of different parts for it and hunt with it, you can target shoot with it. >> reporter: a survey by the firearms industry found 49% of gun owners who bought it did so for target shooting. 23% for hunting and 28% for protection. more than three million americans now own an ar-15. >> the ar-15 is kind of the mainline rifle these days. it's the most popular selling firearm. it's like talking about a chevrolet. >> reporter: these weapons have become stars of cable t.v. shows and popular vide
, cbs news, san francisco. >> we now return to scott pelley in washington. >> pelley: organized labor suffered a defeat today. michigan, the birthplace of the united auto workers, became the 24th right to work state. that means workers cannot be forced to join a union or pay union dues to get a job. the law was passed today by the republican legislature and signed by the governor. elaine quijano is in lancing for us tonight. >> right to work has got to go! >> reporter: union members from across michigan and other states voiced their anger at the michigan capital. mike huerta has been a member of the united auto workers union since 1997. >> no one wants this in this state. this state is where the birthplace of the united auto workers is, this place is where unions built the middle-class. >> reporter: but republican governor rick snyder insists the legislation will help workers by not forcing them to join unions or pay dues. >> if they don't see value in the union in terms of its activities, should they be forced to pay financial resources for that? i don't believe so. give them choice.
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here in san francisco, even here, it's doing better than virtually everywhere else. you have a bifurcated economy. if you are a skilled programmer, if you have those computer skills, it's the greatest place to be on the earth. but for the rest of
. >> reporter: at old navy in san francisco, store director jayne navyrfield spent today helping last-minute shoppers find what they need. dang >> people are frantic. la they want to make sure to get their gifts so it's giving the r gifts vice possible. >> reporter: at the westfield best henter mall, marketing director amy benson had some reasons to worry whether those last-minute hoppers would show up. retail analyst shopper trak, which counts foot traffic and raffs cut its forecast for roliday spending growth this year from 3.3% to 2.5%. >> as we are coming into the weekend it slowed a little bit but we noticed an extreme spike going into friday, saturday, and sunday. >> reporter: that last-minute uptick was seen nationwide. friday and saturday were the second and third busiest shopping days of the year. only black friday-- the day only after thanksgiving-- was busier. the question now: will the days before christmas make the aysference in the season? in general this has been a eetter retail season than last year but not as good as people sere hoping. was this your experience here?
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